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catapulted big bird to the front of the presidential campaign. mitt romney says he'll cut funding to reduce the deficit. now the obama camp has released a new tongue-in-cheek ad casting an unlikely star as a criminal master mine. will it be effective? take a look for yourself and decide. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, dennis keselowski, criminals, gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> this comes as the 2012 presidential election is just four weeks away, and now new polls show the race between president obama and republican rival mitt romney is closer than ever. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. they're raising a lot of money, too. which is why we'll see more of
was important for two reasons. one, mitt romney looked presidential. he looked like he can play the part, and that was important. he was -- he was more up to speed on the issues that barack obama was. gerri: the guy who's running the country did not seem able to counterpoints. >> right. obama could not get past the sound bites. now, i am old enough to remember when walter mondale beat ronald reagan in the first debate. no, my god. walter mondale will be president of the united states. of course, reagan came back. that is when he made his famous statement. i won't use my opponent's age and experience in this debate. but then, i think the ice presidential debate is important because that is coming up thursday. i think that paul ryan has also come across as being presidential. could this guy to fahey is pretty young. gerri: big expectations. i expect 55% ryan, biden 39. >> while. gerri: when the expectations are that high a is easy to give it up. >> that is true, as barack obama learned. i would let joe biden do as much stocking. you never know when he's going to stuff his foot in his mouth
by the romney campaign to delay vote counting in the presidential election. this comes after the state failed to meet a deadline to send out military ballots. mike tobin live in chicago with more. >> reporter: the romney campaign is preparing papers and will likely file suit against wisconsin. their complaints is not just that wisconsin in 27 municipalities missed the deadline to transmit ballots to military and overseas voters. they say they are repairing the suit because of the response they got from the wisconsin gab that says only 37 ballots were transmitted late. and when you factor it in statewide you could be down to only 5 ballots. romney campaign spokesman ryan williams says that's insensitive and outrageous. he says one missed ballot is too many. in response to the criticism this is the romney campaign jumping on a small number of ballots and trying to endear themselves to soldiers. romney says every soldier airman mavy and marine deserves to have their ballot counted. megyn: mike tobin, thank you. there is a growing debate over a recent speech from the chief foreign affairs course
of vitriol and insult and in what has already been called the dirtiest campaign in recent presidential history? the answer appears to be simple and obvious. the polls show that governor romney overwhelmingly one the presidential debate, by a historical margin. the impact of his victory is driving governor romney's poll numbers radically higher. this brand-new poll from the pew research center six ohs governor romney nationally jumping to a four-point lead over president obama. that represents a 12-point swing from just a month ago. and according to the new survey from the left leaning website, politico, governor romney extended his lead amongst independents. the republican nominee now leads president obama by 16 points in a key demographic. governor romney's lead there was only four points a week ago. parenthetically in 200 president obama when the independent vote by eight points over john mccain. we will take all of that up here tonight with fox news senior political analyst, brit hume, congressional candidate mia love and the a-team tonight is brad blakeman, judith miller, and james
with visits from both presidential candidates today. mitt romney set to attend a rally tonight. that is after spending the morning over in iowa. about a half hour ago, president obama finished speaking with students at ohio state. today is the last day for ohio residents to register to vote. and battleground, virginia, will play host to governor romney this friday. that's when he is scheduled to be back in the commonwealth this time in richmond. right now, michelle obama wrapped up a rally in leesburg. ken is live with the first lady. ken. >> reporter: derek, if you can hear me okay, this just wrapped up. let me see if we can zoom in here. see what is left of this rally. michelle obama greeting some supporters. they chose loudoun county, the barack obama campaign focusing on what they are calling a grass rootings movement to try and get people to register to vote before october 15. of course that is less than a week away from now. this is the last final push to try and win what many folks have considered a battleground state in this election. throughout this event here, michelle obama spokab
. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and paul ryan will face- off thursday in kentucky. romney's widely applauded presidential debate performance upped the ante for ryan. >> look how well he did. so he raised the bar. >> reporter: biden might be take cues from the denver debate about the obama campaign don't expect him to make up for the president's showing last week. he is prepping for four days at his home in delaware leading up to the big night. >> i am looking forward to it. i am. the thing about congressman ryan is he's been straightforward up to now. i hope it will be a good debate. >> reporter: that is chance for both vice presidential candidates to pay the role of attack dog in a radio interview on monday paul ryan said he he can expect joe biden to come flying with the attacks. in washington, i am tori dunnan now back to you. >> later this morning, ed reed host the third annual fitness day for youth. it takes place at booker t. washington middle school. reed and his it willo teammates will teach students the importance of
his relacks to the -- reaction to the presidential race. it compared mitt romney to ronald reagan. he believes the campaign will play out like the reagan carter race did. >> i have always thought that romney was some what in the position that ronald reagan was back in 1980 that people were looking for a change. carter had faced all of these difficulties, you know, the iranian hostage double dig get misery index in many respects worse situation than obama faces politically. yet they were neck and neck going in. people were looking for a reason to change. there was this irresponsible cowboy that the media had painted really wroul mqualify a serious candidate and people saw it i think to a certain extent dynamic is playing out of here. >> thompson also went on to say he believes all of the obama camp has right now in the election is the power of the income ben see and money. >> let's talk weather now. first degree update with maria molina. >> it is chilly out there? >> it is chilly across the great lakes and the midwest. we have a chunk of the country that has temperatures a little below
. >> romney's response showed a lack of presidential character and republican experts said romney's remarks were the worst possible reaction to what happened. if this is how he handles the world now think of what mitt romney might do as president. >> eliot: for more on mitt romney's assault on foreign policy record and focus in the middle east i'm joined by james traub who writes regular column "terms of engagement" for foreign and jon soltz, an iraq war veteran and co-founder and chairman of vote . is there anything tangible to bitebite into. >> it is adder. the bellicose language is the classic bellicose language, democrats are soft. democrats are weak. democrats are not resolute. but in this speech they've gotten closer to president obama than they were before. in the case of iran, which is iwhich has always been romney's big issue, he didn't say we should be prepared to bomb iran. no. he said, because he's trying to show that he's moderate now we should be prepared to impose tight sanctions on iran. >> eliot: what does that mean? the sanctions are crushing the irania
on the president's visit, including video of his arrival at sfo. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney, according to a survey released today, 49% back mitt romney. 45% supporting president obama. mittaccording to polls, president obama stayed even at 48% before and after last week's presidential debate. governor romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they
for the republican presidential primary and then, of course, things got hilarious on the subject of guns. mr. romney said in a debate with "the boston globe," quote, i have a gun of my own. i go hunting myself. to which someone in the room replied, and i quote, excuse me, but isn't that your son josh's gun? yes, yes, it was. on the campaign trail, mr. romney touted it by saying he was a lifetime member of the nra. he would brag about that. that was sort of true. he joined the nra as a lifetime member in august 2006, just before announcing his presidential run. lifetime isn't the same thing as lifelong when it comes to membership in the nra. you too could become a member of the nra simply by giving them $1,000. when asked about his recent membership, mr. romney explained, quote, i'm after the nra's endorsement, in other words, i'm running for office. mitt romney wasn't just after their endorsement in the 2008 republican presidential primary. he was also after the nra's endorsement retroactively for a previous political campaign. watch. >> i also was pleased to have the support of the nra when i ran f
night debate. the first presidential debate did not include follow up, post debate footage of mr. romney but did include footage of president obama on the stump looking comparatively strong and reflecting on his sorry performance with a bit of a grin and hitting mr. romney on the one line that everybody remembers from the debate which is big bird. obama campaign dispatched a new, tall, yellow-feathered surrogate to follow the campaign around and remind them of the line from the debate. mitt romney saying he would fire big bird. and ever since, president obama has been out there enjoying the campaign's big bird moment. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut spending, he said he would go after public television. for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. elmo has made a run for the the border. he plans to let wall street run wild again but, he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> although mitt romney clearly won the debate, the obama campaign right away on thursday managed to crystallized the public's funny bone. a cros
>>> this is "world news," and tonight, game change. a new poll shows the presidential race has now reversed. governor romney on top and attacking on foreign policy. >> but hope is not a strategy. >> and we learned what president obama is doing to get his momentum back. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >>> breaking news, jerry sandusky just releases a defiant message on the eve of his sentencing. >>> crash course. a 5-car pileup at 200 miles per hour. what nascar pros tell us about how we can survive a crash on the highway. >>> and never let go. that famous movie scene fighting for life in the water. something brand new tonight. rose and jack could have done to have a happy ending. >> i'll never let you go, jack.o have a happy ending. >> i'll never let you go, jack. >>> and a good evening on this holiday to you, and as we come on the air, the evidence is pouring in, that presidential debate last week was a game changer, at least for now. here's the newest poll. for the first time governor mitt romney pulling ahead leading president obama among likely voters. the president i
with an advantage over the president among likely voters. >> romney won. he looked presidential. he had confidence. >> there's no comparison, competent, confident leadership versus really rank, amateur, clicheed liberalism. >> every time they run a truly vicious ad, then you see romney in a debate, he's not the person they ran the ad about. >> nearly 70 million americans saw the real mitt romney, not what they see in 30-second attack ads. >> the debate was a reset of this campaign. >> 80 million people finally got an unfiltered look at mitt romney and liked what they saw. >> this race fundamentally changed wednesday night in ohio. i think it did across the country. >> you saw inspiration, heart, preparedness from mitt romney. and you saw a president that came in unprepared, uninspiring. >> i don't think the president was really mentally prepared to take on governor romney. >> we'll start with you. how do you think the president did? >> well, i think he did bad. you see, obama was poisoned by the altitude. >> oh, boy, this altitude is starting to get to me. >> what is this? 10 miles above sea level
, last week's debate has catapulted big bird to the forefront of the presidential campaign. mitt romney said he would cut funding to the public broadcasting service in order to help reduce the country's deficit. now the obama camp released a new tongue and cheek ad casting the star as a criminal mastermind. will it be infective? take a look and decide for yourself. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, gluttons of greed. and the man who towered over him. one man who has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stopt subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on enemies no matter where they nest. >> with the presidential election four weeks away, there is new polling out. it shows the race between president obama and mitt romney closer than ever. tracie potts has more on that from washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. mitt romney is going to iowa today to a family farm before heading off to ohi
mitt romney may have won her over. at the debate, she felt he looked more presidential than the president. >> i really appreciated that romney took the time to look obama in the eyes, and obama would look down or would not at exactly address ann romney. >> in the latest polls, mitt romney now holds a slimd among likely voters. among women voters, it is even. 47% each. president obama held an 18 point lead with women voters in september. belinda claims one of his only specific in the debate was cutting funding for big bird. >> at fincke had big form and not a lot of substance. -- i think he had big form and not a lot of substance. >> whatever your particular opinion is on women's health, abortion, many of us believe that everyone has the right to choose. >> this romney supporter says the debate turned the tide. >> i think like he was very interested, very involved and he knew what he was talking about. he was very presidential. >> a reminder for you to check out our battleground virginia special. we will have a look at the people making of some of the most crucial votes in th
the first presidential debate think romney did a better job than obama. gallup surveyed viewers after last wednesday's debate. the poll indicates 72% of respondents believe romney won. 20% favored obama. gallup says the margin of 52 points is the largest it's ever measured in a post-debate poll. approval ratings for romney rose by five percentage points after the debate. he now ties obama at 47%. analysts say the remaining two presidential debates will likely sway the outcome of the november 6th election. >>> japan and china are locked in an increasingly bitter dispute over the senkaku islands in east china sea. the issue dominated a recent symposium in tokyo joined by academics and students from both countries. participants looked for ways to ease tensions between the feuding neighbors. emotions are still running high. but nhk world detected an encouraging notice in the debate. the active role played by young people. >> reporter: the symposium was originally supposed to be one of the events marking 40 years of diplomatic relations between china and japan. but the senkaku dispute has cast
presidential nominee mitt romney. that's coming up in our next hour. right now romney is riding high in new national polls. they suggest a solid bounce from last week's presidential debate leaving him in a virtual tie right now with president obama. that makes the key battleground state of ohio even more important. both candidates are spending time there today. for the obama campaign there may be a real sudden sense of urgency. cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian is joining us now from columbus, ohio, the state capital. he's there with the president. dan. >> reporter: that's right, wolf. and here in ohio voter registration deadline today. president obama i'm told by a senior campaign aide will be pushing the audience here and those who perhaps are also watching on television here in ohio to not only sign up to vote but also to vote early. meantime, his campaign continues to hit hard at mitt romney. and for now big bird is not going away. trying to regain his footing and momentum after a race impacted by one debate and new poll numbers, president obama returns to ohio with a sharper
-on-one interview with the republican presidential nominee mitt romney. he's heading for ohio where we have brand new poll numbers just coming in. we're going to see what a difference one debate has made. also, rare access into the syrian president bashar al assad's inner circle. a one-time insider sits down with cnn, admits covering up crimes and so much more. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this just coming into "the situation room" as we await our interview with mitt romney, we have brands new poll numbers from one of the most crucial battleground states in the country certainly on the cnn electoral college map, ohio. both presidential candidates will be there today. and look at this. romney's catching up dramatically. president obama's still ahead 51% to 47%. but his four-point lead falls now within the poll's sampling error. the president had a nine-point lead in our most recent poll of polls in ohio, which was completed just before last week's presidential debate in denver. our chief national correspondent john king is joining us from the state capital of columbus righ
are broadcasting from durango, colorado. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has overtaken president obama in a new nation poll in the aftermath of their first debate last week. the pew research center has romney leading obama by four points among likely voters after trailing by 8% last month. the two are tied among registered voters at 46%, obama's lowest mark in the people in over a year. on monday, romney delivered a speech attacking president obama's form policy, the subject of their next debate in one week. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. when our defense spending is being deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of. and the perception of our strategy is now one of partnership, but of passivity. >> the presidential candidate last of it will be on foreign policy. mitt romney was speaking at the virginia military institute. campaign later that day
presidential debate is scheduled for this thursday. president obama and governor romney will face off again on october 16th. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >>> big concerns for redskins fans. how many more hard shots can robert griffin iii take? >> we don't want to find out. >> we don't want to know. >> an update on his health following sunday's concussion. we'll hear from coach mike shanahan as well. time now 4:55. we'll be right back. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> some good news no redskins fans. robert griffin iii says he fields good a
. >>> a big bounce for mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in an updated survey. romney is capitalizing on his post debate bounce turning the table on the president's attack on his foreign policy knowledge. speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he went on to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but added hope is in the a strategy. >> it's clear that the -- hope is not a strategy. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedrock principles. america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunders. >>> as campaign 2012 heats u
starts right here, right now. governor mitt romney's impressive performance at the presidential debate will go down in history as most decisive victory in history. and and there is a record-breaking 52 point margin, 72% think romney did a better job than president barack obama. and there is cause for polls as well, nationally and in battle ground states. begin with the latest survey. the governor now tied among registered voters and and three more days after the debate has to be counted. according to the pew research center poll, romney leads 49% to 45%. according to the brand new george washington university poll, voter enthusiasm shifted in romney's favor. on top of that, poll shows romney is leading among independent voters by a staggering 60%. now, remember, according to fox news polls exit polls in 2008, obama won the independent vote by%. that means it's a 24-point shift. and only 29 days before the election, all of that sent the campaign into panic mode. the president and sur gats sinking than ever before. their just desperate this, is very clear that to try to taint governor ro
are not backed up by deeds. >> sean: that was gop presidential candidate mitt romney earlier today at the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia, delivering a powerful address on foreign policy. here with us to help break down governor romney's speech is former ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. ambassador, welcome back, sir. >> glad to be with you. >> sean: all right. so the white house pushed mubarak out, had no idea the muslim brotherhood would take over. they lied to us about libya. new evidence coming out today that ambassador stevens was begging for his security team to stay on. they didn't grant him that assistance, that help. the president spiking the football when it comes to bin laden, but didn't support the policies that led to the intelligence that allowed him to make that decision. where do you think things are going here? how bad is this obama doctrine, if you will? >> i think things are going in the wrong direction. i think they're directly attributable in the middle east to the decline of american influence, which is a policy that the obama a
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. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunners. >>> as campaign 2012 heats up, is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received report
mitt romney now leads the presidential race after a 12-point turnaround in just one week. >>> sentencing day for jerry hughes, who still insists he's innocent. you'll hear his words from behind bars. >>> a sky diver gets ready to fr free 22 miles at the speed of sound. and ben affleck is here in studio 57. >>> we begin with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> jerry hughes proclaims his peninsula ahead of today's sentencing. >> the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> he denies the abuse, blames the victims, but claims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> hope is not a strategy. >> governor romney offering his severest critique yet of what he called the president's leading from behind. >> president obama is losing by one point. >> the united states is within striking distance of its missiles. >> 23 miles a
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for a full six days. he's in hiding. governor romney's impressive performance at last week's presidential debate will go down in history, the most decisive victory in the history of debates. we'll have the latest coming up. also later on tonight we will be checking in the celebrity president gets a huge endorsement from a misogynist pothead, snoop dogg. and ann and pat respond to the most offensive language being injected in the race. and jim lehrer is here tonight that's straight ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] finally, mom's oven-baked tastes straight from the microwave. like oven-roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! newthis is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. >> sean: welcome back to "
in that sense. so is romney a presidential candidate or a ventriloquist? >> well, he's certainly a great debater with himself, right? because that would be a very interesting argument, the guy who promises tax cuts but says there are no tax cuts. a guy who says we shouldn't be having mission creep in libya but wants mission creep in syria. he's been on all sides of the issues. >> that's just in the last week. >> the president needs to just say these things, it's not obvious to people watching on tv. when you're in a debate it's helpful to talk about it at that time rather than in the rallies afterwards. the jobs question is very interesting. he's trying to convince people in ohio where the unemployment rate is lower than the national average, which already is coming down -- >> in a place where the president's plan to save the auto industry actually protected many jobs. >> so in the face of all the evidence around them, and you can argue about economic statistics as much as you like, but people know their own economy and their own lives. he's trying to put against that by saying there are joshs i
shows mitt romney now leads the presidential race after a 12-point turnaround in just one week. >>> jerry sandusky arrives in court to face sentencing, but he still insists he's innocent. >>> a skydiver gets ready to freefall 22 miles aat the speed of sound. ben affleck is here in studio 57. >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> in my heart i know i did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. >> jerry sandusky proclaims his innocence ahead of today's sentencing. >> former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> reads a statement, denies the abuse, blames the victims and proclaims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me as a monster, they can treat mes a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> governor romney offering his severest critique yet on what he calls the the president's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by one point or also known as what obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea s
of bernie madoff. romney said he would cut the federal subsidy to pbs to reduce the deafcy. romney said this had shows misplaced presidential priorities. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spent the last week talking about big bird. we need a president talking about saving jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: sesame street said they are a nonprofit, not political organization. they don't endorse any candidates. they have called upon the obama campaign to pull this ad. >> wow. who knew big bird would play such a role in this election. >> reporter: a month to go. >> who's coming up next, elmo. we'll have to wait and see. kelly, back to you. >>> you wrap up a nate -- night at the ballpark, cheering on the o's or ravens and leave your mess for someone else. do you know who cleans up? >> reporter: this is what we're used to seeing, the lights, the action, the excitement, but this is not what we're used to the piles of trash, peer cans and peanut shells, lots of me nutshells. the lights dim and that's when term man and th
will continue to narrow their focus with a romney swing through ohio and a presidential visit to florida. >> woodruff: tonight's edition of front line on pbs searches past the campaign trail for a fuller understanding of the two men competing for the presidency. one part of the two-hour documentary focuses on losing campaigns that helped shape each man: mitt romney's 1994 bid for the massachusetts senate seat held by ted kennedy, and barack obama's attempt to unseat a popular illinois congressman, former black panther bobby rush in 2000. this excerpt begins with an ad from the kennedy team that an angry romney attacked when the two men met for a debate. >> mitt romney says he helped create 10,000 jobs. the formers workers in indiana say something else >> i would like to say to the people of massachusetts if you think it can't happen to you, think again because we thought it wouldn't happen here either >> i want to know why you spent millions of dollars showing advertisements of strikers in a company i had nothing to do with. >> kennedy, the veteran, ignored romney's charge >> mr. romney,
in the u.s. market. the issue hassles entered the presidential race. an obama campaign ad accused romney of profiting from a bane capital deal that helped huiwei acquire a company. the romney campaign fired back saying the charge was false and ludicrous. the congressional report has no legal weight but it could discourage u.s. tell come firms from major deals with the chinese. the congressional report was a bipartisan effort. the congressional report was a bipartisan effort, and we hear first on this issue from the ranking member of the house intelligence committee, maryland congressman dutch ruppersberger. congressman, want to fill in some of the details here. did your investigation find specific evidence that these companies have engaged in spying or speen or is it more that they might do something in the future? >> our investigation which started a year ago, a bipartisan investigation, we looked at the connection between these two major companies and we also looked at their connection to the chinese government. i personally met with the chairman of huiwei in hong kong and questioned h
" said romney's knee-jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. even republican experts say romney's remarks were the worst possible reaction to what happened. >> woodruff: romney also criticized the president today on iraq argui that u.s. influence there has been hurt by what he called the abrupt withdrawal of american forces. and he insisted he could do better at brokering peace between israel and the palestinians. >> i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic, prosperous palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. on this vital issue, the president has failed. >> woodruff: that statement stood in contrast to last may when romney told donors that a two-stateolution was almost unthinkable to accomplish. democrats like senator john kerry at last month's convention seized on shifts like that one to argue that romney is not ready to guide foreign policy. >> mr. romney, here's a little advice. before you debate barack obama on foreign policy, you better finish the debate with yourself. >> woodruff: t
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